EBR 9th Graders Participate in Parish Library’s “The Big Read”
- Jan 30, 08
EBR Parish Library Assistant Director Mary Stein greets Belaire High School Principal Robert Webb as library staff and firefighters drop off free copies of "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.
This spring, hundreds of East Baton Rouge Parish School System ninth graders will enter a world where “book burning” is the norm and the suppression of dissenting ideas rule the day. High school freshmen will read Fahrenheit 451 in their English classes, as they participate in the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s “The Big Read: One Book/ One Community”.
As an ironic contrast to the image of firemen in this selection, firefighters from the Baton Rouge Fire Department joined Library Assistant Director Mary Stein, as she delivered free copies of the book to freshmen at Tara High School and Belaire High School. EBR Parish Library staff will distribute books to other EBR high schools later this month.
Along with copies of Fahrenheit 451, lesson plans, DVDs of the movie based of the book, a special CD containing an interview with Ray Bradbury, discussion guides, bookmarks, and posters will also be distributed.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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